New Release: Mimic Director's Cut Blu-ray

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Mira Sorvino fights for survival against a cadre of mutant cockroaches in Mimic.

The director’s cut of Guillermo Del Toro’s (Cronos) 2007 mutant cockroach chiller Mimic arrived on Blu-ray on Sept. 27, 2011, packed with new special features. Lionsgate assigned the disc the list price of $19.99.

The movie was previously released on Blu-ray in Canada, though not the director’s cut, which is making its premiere on the U.S. release.

The horror/science-fiction hybrid follows entomologist Susan Tyler (Mira Sorvino, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion), who creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid designed to squash an epidemic created by disease-carrying cockroaches in Manhattan. Though the mutant strain was engineered to die after one generation, three years later, Susan discovers that the species has survived and evolved into a larger, even more gruesome breed of monster that can mimic human form. Yuck!

The Mimic: The Director’s Cut Blu-ray features new bonus materials. Here’s the list:

  • video prologue with director/co-writer director Guillermo del Toro
  • audio commentary with director/co-writer director Guillermo del Toro
  • “A Leap in Evolution: The Creatures of Mimic” featurette
  • “Back Into the Tunnels: Shooting Mimic” featurette
  • “Reclaiming Mimic” featurette
  • deleted scenes
  • storyboard animatics
  • gag reel
  • digital post

Bonus stuff aside, I’m psyched to hear what Mimic sounds like in its Blu-ray incarnation as Del Toro is always one for a rich audio design. And the thought of the film’s cadre of of cockroaches, creeping, crawling and crunching across the screen in a Master Audio mix is pretty intriguing.

 

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